Beautiful days outside make it extra hard for students to concentrate on classwork.
This is true for homeschoolers as well as traditional schoolers.
Movies are a fun way to help kids stay focussed and can help build interest in a topic. For elementary and middle school students, there are so many Disney movies that can complement the classroom work.
Disney movie worksheets, when paired with the movies, are a fun way for students to explore cause and effect, character development, and theme.
We enjoyed learning about character development, and even a little bit about China, with these Disney Mulan Activities.
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Not only are movies a way to give students a break from their usual routine, and hopefully peak their interest in the subject matter, but movies are also a great resource for visual learners.
Movies, just like books, also give students insight into the lives of different characters and different cultures. When studying the Holocaust, students can get a glimpse into the lives of those it affected with movies like The Hiding Place.
For elementary students, I really love using these Disney worksheets to go with some of our favorite movies.
The animated Mulan movie has so many opportunities to talk about characters. You can compare and contrast the Mulan that we see in the movie to the Mulan her parents want her to be. Students get to see how Mulan changes throughout the movie.
This Mulan lesson plan is perfect in guiding students through the discussion.
Mulan Movie Worksheets
The Mulan Movie Study Guide is geared towards grades 3-6. However, 7 & 8 graders can also benefit from the activities dealing with character description and adversity.
The packet has 15 pages, plus an answer key.
There are several discussion & comprehension worksheets, which include:
- Pre Viewing Questions
- Cause and Effect
- Describe Mulan
- Movie Quiz
- Describing the Characters
- Traits of Shang, Mulan, and Mushu
- Compare and Contrast Shang and Mulan
- A Graphic Organizer to Compare and Contrast Mulan
There is more educational value than just comprehension questions.
I love that there is a worksheet about the music in the Mulan movie.
Music is often used in movies to further the plot or to express a character’s feelings. Be sure to take time to listen to the songs and discuss how they contribute to the story!
You will also discover a printable page full of facts about China, followed by a question sheet.
Finally, there is a lesson on adversity, which focusses first on the problems that Mulan faced, and then allows students to think about adversity in their own lives.
You can find all of these printables in the Mulan Movie Study Guide.
Disney Mulan Activities
Paper Mulan Craft — This Disney Mulan inspired activity allows kids to make their very own Mulan. It would be perfect to turn into a stick puppet or to decorate a birthday card.
Live Action Mulan Movie Activities — Why not compare the animated movie to the recent live action one? This free Mulan movie activity packet is a great conversation starter.
Chinese Dragon Crafts — Just like the little dragon in the movie, these craft ideas will have them smiling.
Mulan Coloring Page — Way more than just a simple princess coloring sheet. Kids of all ages will have fun coloring Mulan.
The Story of the Real Mulan — Is Mulan based on a real person? Discover the answer to that question, as well as some of the history of China, while reading this story.
Looking for other ways to keep kids interested and learning as the weather warms up?
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